Denver, Colo., Sep 6, 2013 / 13:04 pm
Putting a unique spin on a typical charity fundraiser, the young missionaries of Christ in the City recently hosted an "un-gala" to raise awareness of efforts to serve the Denver homeless.
"For an "un-gala" gala, we wanted people to know first that we're going to ask for money, that's why we really used the term gala," said project director Yvonne Noggle in a Sept. 5 interview with CNA.
"But we also wanted to make it clear to come as you are, because that's what the homeless do, they come as they are."
Christ in the City, a project founded in 2010 by Catholic Charities of Denver, seeks to "love until it hurts" in order to serve those most in need. It offers resources and assistance to Denver's poor and homeless through the service of college-aged youth who commit to spending a summer, a semester, or a year in various ministries.